Wednesday, June 04, 2008

You Should Play Scrabble With Her


Denise Richards is coming under a bunch of criticism for the language she uses in her new television program. This is especially true because parents thought the show would be family entertainment. I mean if Denise was going to have her children participate then it must be suitable for all children right?

The thing that the parents didn't know about is that Denise has trouble with words that have more than one syllable except for classics such as "harder," "snowball," and "I take MasterCard." Therefore because of this aversion to big words, Denise has mastered the use of all the four letter words.

Her latest rant against an editor of People magazine which included the word c**t is a prime example. Denise probably couldn't define it, but she knows how to use it. You can take that last part however you want.

I'm not shocked she used the word. I am shocked she didn't blame its use on the fact that her mother died of cancer. She probably had that rant on some pseudo anniversary of something relating to her mom's cancer. As for the word itself, I have a question. I have always been told by female friends that it is a vile word and should never be used, but in turn they are more than happy to use the word themselves. Is it a word that can only be used by women? Since the vast majority of the readers of this blog are women, I am really interested to hear what you have to say about the word. Do you use it? What do you think of men when they use the word?

66 comments:

Sue Ellen Mishkey said...

That word doesn't bother me really. Words are just words until you give them power. Think about it.

califblondy said...

There are two words I never say and will not tolerate anybody else using in my presence and the C word is one of them. I don't know any woman who uses the C word either.

Mooshki said...

C-You-Next-Tuesday is definitely becoming popular, but only women are allowed to use it.

ms_wonderland said...

I suspect age is the factor here. I'm (even) older than Ent, and British, and I've never used the word except in an anatomical sense while f'ing. Like the f word for a good swear.

I think younger men use the c word without thinking much of it, but it hits me in the ears. There are no taboo words now.

Lisa said...

I'm of the opinion that it is the vilest word used against a woman. Think about it...that word is never used with kindness is it. "I love you c_ _ _t." Nope. Never heard it used that way. "You're a funny c_ _ _ t." Doesn't ring a bell either.

I don't think men should use it at all. Women only could use it under limited circumstances. I for once have used it only once in my life, in describing my brother's lying, manipulative, super jealous ex-girlfriend who happened to be the devil incarnate.

SisterMaryHotPantz said...

Saying c**nt in front of children is wrong?

~crazy peanut~ said...

It is the best word evah. Lurve it. :0

..I also thought that it was the term for a baby rabbit? Must go a google it.

GossipTank said...

i dont mind the c word its m***e that i hate

chickie said...

I can have a potty mouth when pissed, but I do not say the C word. (or Tw@t)

I would prefer not to hear anyone say it, male or female.. but, I work for a woman who likes to mention hers in casual conversation, (and often) so I've tried to get used to it.

jagerlilly said...

I've used it several times to refer to a particularly vile person and even I was embarrassed to say it in a voice much above a whisper. Hearing a man say it makes me cringe and instantly lowers him several hundred points in my book. It's just a harsh, hard-sounding, repulsive word.

parisss said...

Not the classiest word on earth.

Bad Fish said...

I save it for the most vilest of human beings.

Yes, only women can say it. Its like the word n*****. Black people can say it, but white people can't ever, and thats just the way it is.

jax said...

its my favorite shock word when bitch just won't do.

we all know a uselees c*nt, a dumb c*nt and effing c*nt...we've worked for them, dated them and are related to them.

i don't use it every day or on my blog..yet.

it is the worst thing a man can call a women and the worst thing a women can be is a dirty c**t.
really it doesn't get better than that.

having said that, Denise looked and sounded uncouth.

surfer said...

No one should use that word; if you must, try adding an r between the c and u - cr**t. Not that that's much better, mind you. It's pretty derogatory no matter who uses it. And women shouldn't get a pass on this one, just cause it describes one of our parts.

kris said...

i like sue ellen's answer...it's just a word and the more it is used the less power it has...that being said I think denise is a dirty c**t.

Moosefan said...

It takes ALOT to get me to call another woman that. I do like to use the term "C-you-next-Tuesday". Most people know what you are talking about and if not, then there is a reason why I am referring to that person as a C.
Denise"I will screw a man to get rich" Richards is a definate Cunt. There, she does not even get the courtesy of the next Tuesday added. But hey, I am sure she has been called worse by some of her better customers...
Gossiptank, just curious what is the word you are referring to?

Mooshki said...

Oops, I forgot the loophole - gay men can use it too. Don't ask me why.

pricolatino said...

Yep, gay men use it all the time. I've been known to say "you c*nty queen!" on several occasions.

Ernestine said...

I use this word, but only sparingly. For instance, Paris is a c--t. But I wouldn't say that Scarlett is a c--t (unlike Lindsay, who adorably DID say that), even though I hate her. She's just not horrid eNOUGH to merit c**titude.

She's a stuck-up twat, though. Can I say that?

Here are some more c**t's: Mary Cheney, Sharon Stone, Eva Longoria, Klingondoleeza Rice, Gale Norton (the entire Bush Cabinet is full of c**ts, actually -- female AND male!) and Heidi Montag. I don't feel bad about labeling any of those women with that word, since they are egregious people with heinous personalities.

Say whatever the hell you want about c**t, c**k, p***y, etc. The ONLY word I cannot tolerate is this:

*moist.*

Ewwwww!

Oh, and people who don't use their turn signals are c**ts, too.

Kristen S. said...

I've used it sparingly...it's up there in offensiveness, which makes it pretty effective under the right circumstances.

jax said...

ernestine- amen i hear ya on 'moist' too. i feel the same way about 'secrete' nasty.

if ya''ll dont wan to use it fine but dont tell people what words they can use if they did not come out of your vagina. no right! IMO

Sara said...

i dont mind the c word its m***e that i hate

Um-kay, folks, what the eff is "m***e"? Miche? Mouse? Mense?

Also, that's twice this week I've heard someone complain about the word "moist."

I think I'd like to start a weekly girls' night out group called "C-U-Next Tuesday."

Why are you people watching this show for christsakes?

WhiteOprah said...

I love saying it and hearing it (and using it! HA), and I don't care who says it.

But don't say it too much, or it loses it's punch.

Jasmine said...

I use cunt all the time. I also use twat and the cdan maligned moist as well! What can I say, they get me sticky.

Little Miss Smoke and Mirrors said...

I admit to using the C-word when other words are inadequate. It must only be uttered when one is truly contemptable. Men can use it in my presence if I know them extremely well. It's not good for anyone to use it in front of casual acquaintences, ever.

unicorn jones said...

oh my god I love saying "c*nt" it is my favorite cuss word. there is nothing really like it. I also like telling people to "stop being such a thunderc*nt"

as in "you should all stop being such thunderc*nts and use the word c*nt more"

---uj

Syko said...

I'm a little older too. OK, I'm a lot older. And I really hesitate to use this word, even though I'm a woman. I think it's possibly the worst thing you can call a woman. I know the younger generation is more relaxed about language, but it still grates on my ears to hear "F*CK" screamed out publicly and it would horrify me to hear "C*NT* spoken in public.

Reese said...

Kim Kardashian sounds like William F. Buckley Jr. when compared with Denise. I don't know how anyone can stand to be around Denise, adult or child. She appears to be utterly useless and worthless in every way.

anon said...

you all sound like a bunch of denese richards'. she looked like a piece of trash repeating it over and over again.

jax said...

PS-please rent 'boys on the side' for a great scene with Whoopi and Mary Louise Parker.

empower yourselves women its just a WORD.

rakemama said...

I don't even like to spell the c-word. Ernestine! My husband uses the m---t word to torment me. How I hate it! Oh yeah, and the word "tender" makes me cringe to.

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anon said...

what did denese look like repeating over and over? def a girl i'd like to take home to momma. it's just a word. a word that makes you look like a 1980's-has-been-hooker.

WineGirl X said...

LMAO @ "snowball" !!!

Cheri said...

I say it when referring to a completely horrid person. Still, I prefer to soften the blow a bit by saying things like, "it's getting runtsy in here!" or "she's from Kuntucky."

adrian said...

It is a horrible word that always reminds me of drunk frat boys. It should ONLY be used when describing people like Denise, Paris, Kim, etc.

kris said...

"if ya''ll dont wan to use it fine but dont tell people what words they can use if they did not come out of your vagina. no right! IMO"

JAX YOU KILL ME

made my whole day...amen sista

irishstayc2 said...

haha great comments - I don't like to use it and it's like a punch to hear it. I can count on one hand actually the times i've used it and it was for the beeatch ex-friend of mine who was sleeping with a mutual friends man behind her back... So my best friend lost her boyfriend and her good friend all in one fell swoop... That deserves the C-word... ladies... can I get an amen?

also if i hear a guy say it it instantly makes him disappear in my eyes - i don't care if it's george clooney...

AND lastly - to go with the "moist" hatred - my least favorite words are "ooze" and "pus"

ugh i am shuddering just typing them...

valerie said...

I will *never* use the c word, in private or in public. It's like saying 'nigger' or 'kike' or any other ethnic slur. Yes, we all have freedom of speech, etc. But if you choose to use those words, know that they carry a very heavy history, and that you are referring to that hate usage whether you intend to or not. Using it will cause the other person you're talking to to think something about you that you may not want them to. I can describe someone as "persnickety" if I want to...buy why would I when I can say that they are "annoying" or "particular" without giving the impression that I'm an obnoxious git?

kris said...

also...Sara "I think I'd like to start a weekly girls' night out group called "C-U-Next Tuesday."

love it..and Reese "Kim Kardashian sounds like William F. Buckley Jr. when compared with Denise. " THAT IS HILARIOUS!!!!!!!!! God I love this site.

valerie said...

To add to the above...just because a word is used a lot doesn't make it any better. We've lived in a world for years where blacks have called themselves 'n---'. Yet society still considers that a word that is racist.

DNfromMN said...

It's a word I probably have only uttered once or twice in my life outside of the singalong at an Ike Reilly show of "She Put the C*nt in Country". I've noticed a recent upswing in the use of "cooze" too. Thought that had died in the 70s.

Harriet Hellfire said...

I like the C word. I think it's very powerful. When I am mad at someone, I often call them the C word, often preceded by some adjective that describes the fragrance or the esthetics of the c*** in question. It doesn't make me upset or send me into a feministic rage. I watched the c*** episode of DR's show last night - didn't care for the show and certainly don't care for her personality, but the swearing? Not a big deal. Most of the people I know talk like that, and worse. They could just put a "coarse language/ coarse c***" warning at the start of the show.

Harriet Hellfire said...

dnfrommn - I prefer "cooch" myself. And I mean that in the most heterosexual way possible. I think it's cute.

Chadboulet said...

Country rock singer Carlene Carter reported once introduced a song on stage with the declaration "This next one really puts the c**t back in country!" Mother June Carter Cash and step-dad Johnny were in the audience, and were none too pleased.

shiny_special_one said...

I use the word when I want to make a point.

MontanaMarriott said...

I think its come to replace the word "Bitch." There was a time when that was the worst word you can call a woman, now its mainstream. You hear "Bitch" on sitcoms and soap opera's constantly. This generation has decided to use the C word in its place but as with "bitch" within a couple of years, you will be hearing Erica Kane calling someone a C*nt on daytime television and think nothing of it.

Ms. said...

well... I used to loathe this word. However, a couple of years ago I said it out loud in my apartment after getting off the phone with a proverbial c--t.

I shocked myself. Shocked, disgusted... but strangely satisfied. It hit the spot. I finally understood how my mother felt the first time she used the word Fuck (after she was cut off on the highway).

Ms_Wonderland stated it best to describe my feelings about the word, "it hits me in the ears".

Whenever I hear it, it does jump out at me. If it is uttered by someone I know really well in a 'justifiable' context, then I'm okay with it... sort of. It still makes me feel a bit uncomfortable, but it entirely depends upon the circumstances and who said it.


Someone I don't know very well saying it, regardless of context - male or female - then I do think less of the person and am not interested in getting to know them better. Casual use? Yuck, regardless of who is uttering it.

For me, it is less about the word and more about manners. Poor manners, to be specific. There's certain behaviors one uses in broader social settings verses and intimate group of close friends with no one else within earshot. And if you don't know the difference, then I wonder in what other ways you are ignorant.

I've used the word about a dozen times in the past couple of years. Ten times alone and twice in front of someone - (alone with) my brother. Each time the word has burst forth from my lips it has been in reaction to one of three women I know who are complete c--ts.

I've caught myself thinking it on occasion now after someone supremely pisses me off. Got to stop that because the next step is accidentally uttering it in public. I would never say this word in public. Never. Probably will never say it in front of anyone except my brother.

beyondseattle said...

Rarely hear that word said by men or women and when i do it tends to be by trash. Hence Denise using that word.

Lynne said...

One time in college, I was listening to a bunch of frat boys list the worst terms they could come up with for a woman. C**t came in second worst, behind gash. This from darling boys who probably kissed their moms with those mouths.

jax said...

lol are we really comparing the use of C*nt to N***ger? seriously?

one describes a body part and the other is hate slang based on skin colour.

apple meet orange.

this shit is hilarious btw.

jlb said...

I have used it and will continue to use it when I am describing someone worse then vile.

In high school we used to say someone was a 'special k'.

Rhianna said...

I use it, I'm not afraid of it. But I'm with Sue Ellen, words have no power unless you let them.

I've only heard it used to be derogatory, but if you aren't offended by it, does it really hurt you??

Joanna said...

When bitch isn't strong enough of a word, then the c-word fits the bill. It should be used, oh yes, but only sparingly for exceptionally horrid women or men. Come to think of it, Denise fits the bill nicely.

Sis said...

I cringe at the word, I do understand the context though and it can be deserved, but you will never hear it come from my mouth. Denise, on the other hand, well what else could possibly be expected of her? I, unfortunately, caught the last 10 minutes of her show and what a twat (yes I like that word), not an educated nor a nice woman for sure, and she looked totally coked up! Her ex-friend Heather and Charlie too is well rid of her, she is a low class woman with no morals, obviously, and it comes through her show. Her attempt at people seeing who she really is .... her whole show is one publicity c-u-next-Tuesday er... stunt.

Harriet Hellfire said...

I rehearse with a vocal group that mostly consists of older women, on Tuesday nights. I almost have spasms at the end of each practice when everyone is waving and shouting "BYE! SEE YOU NEXT TUESDAY!!!"

Sara said...

We should start a new blog at www.c-u-next-tuesday.blogspot.com that gets updated every Tuesday with the cunt of the week. Oh, sorry, I mean c**t.

Mia said...

'cunt' is definitely in the upper echelon of adjectives-turned-derogatory-terms

I've been known to have the word pop out mid sentence only occasionally, but even my vocabulary reserves it for those special heart felt moments that crave 4-letter tenderness. lol

BTW, way worse than the word 'gash' as a vag reference are the terms meatpocket, beefcurtains, beefslit etc...

myxnmingle said...

I don't use the word c**t, but I will throw out a little "see you next Tuesday" if necessary.

myxnmingle said...

I don't use the word c**t, but I will throw out a little "see you next Tuesday" if necessary.

valerie said...

From now on, let's start saying "Denise Richards" instead of "cunt".

jemiah said...

Don't ever read an Irvine Welsh novel - he uses the word to replace pretty much any noun as he pleases. I find it absolutely hilarious - at first, and then I just stop noticing unless he happens to use it in a particularly witty way. (Yes, I believe it can be done.)

Production Girl said...

Sue Ellen Mishkey said...

That word doesn't bother me really. Words are just words until you give them power. Think about it.



My sentiments exactly!!

Ranx said...

Cultural difference is a funny thing. It's a word more than likely to be used to describe a bloke here in Oz. I think the poms use it in a similar way, its just you Yanks that use it on women. And you can use it in a kind way, like "Geez, he's a funny cunt" or "the poor cunt lost his wallet".

But when you yanks do use it (in non-anatomical terms) it does smack of the "n" word.

janice said...

I don't use the word c**t, and I think it's absolutely disgusting when women use it. It makes them sound trashy, dirty, and just plain stupid. There are so many other words to use besides that one.

Geebz said...

don't care about the word and I think it was fine for her to use it on that woman.

The woman was being blatantly disrespectful and regardless of what we think of her she is still a human being deserving of respect when someone invites her to an interview. Everyone has done stupid shit and it kills me how people act as if this woman has wronged you personally.

In my opinion, it's lame.

This bitch was a cunt. And her comment about "good career move"...cunty.